The Canadian Media Guild was officially certified in July as the bargaining agent for employees at Pagemasters’ North America. Now that we have reached a new agreement with The Canadian Press, we can focus on creating a first collective agreement for employees of Pagemasters.
Although there are different working conditions at Pagemasters, most significantly an 8-hour day and a 40-hour week, we will use The Canadian Press agreement as a template and we hope to replicate many of its provisions.
Negotiations will begin December 6 ? 8, 2010, and we have tentatively scheduled another three weeks of talks in January. Before we begin negotiations, we’d like to meet with or hear from as many of you as possible in order to get to know you, to learn firsthand about the work you’re doing and what particular issues you would like to see addressed or fixed.
We are planning a get-together in Toronto on the evening of November 25th and invite all of you to join us. Stay tuned for further details about the event.
For more information, get in touch with the Guild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 416-591-5333 or 1-800-465-4149.